Jade Hills in Kajang undertakes placemaking initiatives
18 Jan 2019 | Star2

Jade Hills is one prime example of Gamuda Land’s commitment towards creating a town where the community enjoys long-term sustainable value in terms of a lasting good quality of life and good capital growth.

These are derived from towns and developments at good locations, well master-planned with sustainable green environment, great gathering places that bring the community together and, facilities and amenities that meet their needs.

A Decade Of Good Town-Making

Ten years since its conceptualisation, Jade Hills in Kajang, Selangor, has flourished into a self-contained, premium, low density “town” with a focus on green living environment. It has an average density of only four units per acre, featuring “resort-style” living in the city.

“We came here 10 years ago, and we thought hard about what will make this place unique,” said Jade Hills general manager Jarrod Ting.

“To us, it’s really about mindful planning, and to be able to bring all the components together thoughtfully. Like how we lay out the parks and gardens to give it a personality, with lush canopies and willows by the lake, and how we make useful living places, with rooms laid out to have more space and natural lighting and long driveways for when friends drop in.

“When people begin to move in, they’ll experience a real difference. They’ll get a feel for the place and they’ll want to be a part of it.”

Today, Jade Hills remains a desirable address in Kajang known for its well-maintained green environment, high quality premium products, good community facilities as well as a good location that is easily accessible from six highways.

Jade Hills Merchant Market

To ensure residents enjoy a lasting quality of life, continuous maintenance is important to make a good town. Stepping up its game in the new year, Gamuda Land is focusing on “getting the places right” in its townships and that includes placemaking – the management of public spaces that promotes community health and well-being.

With that in mind, Gamuda Land is introducing Jade Hills Merchant Market, a new destination to shop, play and dine in Kajang, adding a breath of fresh excitement into the community of Jade Hills and to a larger extent, the people of Kajang.

Beyond good physical design and community spaces set in a backdrop of lush greenery and lakes that connect individuals and communities, placemaking initiatives like Jade Hills Merchant Market serve as a perfect setting for a fun-filled family day, utilising available public spaces for community benefits.

These activities create a conducive platform to bring people together, so that neighbours will get to know one another, live and play together and form a tight-knit community that will look out for each other. Ultimately, that’s what makes a good community.

Caring For People And Community

Ting emphasised that Gamuda Land’s development principles take into consideration the people and community in which the development is built for.

“At Gamuda Land, we not only build the home place but also the park place, the play place, the shopping place, eating place, learning place, wellness place. Right from the master-planning stage, our team thought through the town planning so that our roads and parks are able to connect the community.

“With 60% of the township completed, we continuously look at ways we can sustain the town through healthy community activities on top of good township management,” he said.

From now until July, on the first and third Sunday of the month, Jade Hills Merchant Market gives shoppers access to various pop up merchants comprising local and international brands that feature a variety of food, goods and services reflecting a specific theme of the month.

Starting with the theme of Carnival in January and Chinese New Year in February, the Merchant Market will also feature a host of activities such as roller-skating, carnival games, bouncy castles, bubble pool, street performances and more exciting activities.

In addition, 60 stalls will appear this month together with the special highlight to test drive a luxury car.The next Merchant Market will be held this Sunday and the highlights are a pre-CNY concert by three local celebrities and a fireworks show.

Enhanced Connectivity

“Besides placemaking, connectivity is also as important to sustain a good town. Besides having streets that are friendly for pedestrians, drivers and bikers, we also invest upfront in infrastructure, providing shuttle services for the community to the town centre and Kajang MRT station.

“More recently, we have opened up an all-new access road, connecting Jade Hills to Cheras South and Balakong for the community’s convenience,” said Ting.

In The Pipeline

Jade Hills will be launching The Lakes which comprises 16 exclusive units of 2½-storey luxurious bungalows, boasting the premium setting of Jade Hills central park and the panoramic view of lakes and gardens.

The Lakes units come in two types of built-ups: 60’x125’ Lakeside Villa (4,843 sq ft) has 4+1 bedrooms and five bathrooms plus one powder room layout, while the 60’x125’ Garden Villa (4,888 sq ft) has 5+1 bedrooms and five bathrooms plus one powder room.

The new show unit will be open for preview this month, where one can experience the premium home finishing.

The Lakes features big land area with extra long car porch that can fit up to six cars as well as spacious living space that is designed with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and full height windows to allow natural light and ventilation in the room.

Another key highlight of The Lakes is a rumpus room that serves as a multipurpose entertainment room overlooking the surrounding greenery.

Jade Hills is also opening registration for buyers who are looking for link villas and semi-detached homes. The low-density Rymba Gardens adjacent to the central park will be offering a total of 104 units homes with built-up ranging from 2,575 sq ft to 3,472 sq ft.

For more information, visit the Jade Hills sales gallery or call 03-8741 9890. Alternatively, drop by the upcoming Jade Hills Merchant Market this Sunday (5pm-10pm) at Jade Hills Commerce Village, Persiaran Jade Hills Utama, Jade Hills, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.